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William Heflin Pierce

lawyer , organization executive.

William Heflin Pierce, American lawyer, organization executive. Decorated Air medal (6), Silver Star, Legion of Merit, General Commendation ribbon with metal pendant; elected to Wisdom Hall of Fame, 1970.

Background

Pierce, William Heflin was born on June 30, 1908 in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. Son of Jacob Emory and Nannie (Heflin) Pierce.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Alabama, 1928, Juris Doctor, 1930.

Career

Admitted to Alabama bar, 1930, also Supreme Court of the United States Court bar. Practice in Huntsville, 1930-1936, Montgomery, Alabama, 1936-1942. Attorney staff general counsel Department Agriculture, Atlanta, 1945-1958, member firm VanderZeyde & Pierce.

Municipal judge, Miami Shores, Florida, 1966-1980.

Membership

Member Knights of Pythias, 1937-1980, trustee Grand Lodge of Alabama, 1948-1980, international supreme chancellor, 1958, also editor-in-chief publn., Pythian International. Served to major United States Army Air Force, World World War II. Member American, Federal, Dade County bar associations, Florida Bar, American Trial Lawyers Association, International Platform Association, American Judicature Society, Alabama Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1930-1931), Chamber of Commerce Miami Shores (president 1966), Centennial Legion (chief staff old guard battalion 1959-1960), Dramatic Order Knights Khorassan, American Legion, 40 and 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Alpha Delta.

Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner), Elk. Clubs: Oasis Luncheon, Flamingo Dinner, Miami Shores Country.

Connections

Married Virginia Louise Duke, June 8, 1933.

father:
Jacob Emory Pierce

mother:
Nannie (Heflin) Pierce

spouse:
Virginia Louise Duke